Birmingham Catering Checklist

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Catering Checklist

Have you got the catering you need when in Birmingham?

With 2022 quickly approaching there are many things you need to take into consideration.  That’s why we have put together a catering checklist. If you haven’t already, check out our Catering Guide For Corporate Companies which gives you a full breakdown of what you’ll need before using this checklist.

If you have already looked over our Birmingham catering guide, simply print of this MyDine Catering Checklist to ensure you have everything you need!

The Types of Catering Services You Need

Add crosses in the boxes for types of catering you have arranged for 2022, in addition to the days you will need catering for (see example below). We have also added additional boxes to add your own types of catering

Week 1 of Birmingham Catering Checklist Example

Food Quality

Here are food quality questions you should ask your caterers when supplying for the Birmingham to ensure traceability

  • Has the caterer provided us with their supply chain management?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

  • Has the caterer supplied us with a list of their food and produce suppliers?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

  • Does the caterer use locally sourced produce?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

Food Hygiene

These are questions and documents you will need to obtain from caterers who you have supplying you for the Birmingham. Here’s a short main checklist:

  • Does the caterer have a 5-star food hygiene rating?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

What is the food hygiene rating of the caterer: ______

  • Has the caterer provided you with access or a copy of the food hygiene rating?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

If “NO” please obtain food hygiene rating before continuing with this caterer.

  • Does the caterer have Level 2 Food Hygiene Certification?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

If “NO” please obtain 2 Food Hygiene Certificate before continuing with this caterer.

Allergens & Dietary Catering Requirements

You’ll need to ensure your caterer is able to provide for a variety of dietary requirements throughout Birmingham.  Here is the list of the 14 commonly listed food allergens and religious food preferences. Tick the Yes or No to the options your chosen caterer(s) can accommodate or provide suitable food substitutes.

Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Menu Catering

Be sure to check your catering providers offers a variety of cuisines and menus for you to choose from, along with making menus suitable for a range of dietary requirements. Remember, there are 72 team from 53 Commonwealth countries! We’re not suggesting you provide food from each country. But do you have a range of local Birmingham caterers that can provide you with cuisines from each continent? For example, do you have local caterers that offer Caribbean catering, Asian, African and Australian foods etc. Or does one of your caterers offer one or more cuisines in house? Be sure to check the following:

  • Does the caterer offer more than one cuisines?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

If yes, please state: ______________________________________ ______________

  • Have you and the caterer devised a menu suitable for large sporting events?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

  • If “YES” please detail what cuisine types below:

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Punctuality & Professionalism

You’ll need to agree a timing schedule for your catering. This includes; what time does your event begin, what time would you like food service, and what time will your caterer be able to access the venue to deliver/provide food. See example below:

Local Caterers in Birmingham

Local economic growth is one of the big things centred around Birmingham. Companies and organisations have been encouraged to use local suppliers where possible as it helps boost the economy.  Using local caterers also makes it more simplistic for your company to get what you need quicker as there are fewer logistics and sourcing challenges. Answer the questions below around sourcing:

  • Is your caterer within a 5 to 7 mile radius of your venue for Birmingham?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

If “NO” please explain why

_____________________________________________________________________

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Where your caterer(s) located?

Address 1: ____________________________________________________________

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Address 2: ____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

Sustainability & Social Value

Sustainability is globally important due to the scale of Birmingham and concerns surrounding the environment. The volume of produce and people who are required to be catered to throughout the games means you’ll need to ensure your caterers provide you with sustainable catering options.

Here is a checklist of sustainability options of your chosen caterer.

  • Does the caterer have and operate a sustainability policy?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

  • Does the caterer practically operate and implement their sustainability policy?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

  • Does the caterer offer a sustainable and eco-friendly catering option for consumables such as plates and cutlery?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

If “YES” please state alternative catering options an any additional costs associated for these additions: _____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

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If “NO” can your caterer offer a sustainable catering option? YES or NO

_____________________________________________________________________

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  • Does your caterer use locally sourced produce?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

  • Does your caterer have a waste management system in place?

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

YES | NO | NEED TO ENQUIRE

Do you need local corporate catering for 2022? View our Corporate Catering menus here.

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